New era for Millers Homestead

Originally published at Ferntree Gully News

The much-loved Millers Homestead in Boronia is set to be taken over by Eastern Regional Libraries for a trial 12 month tenancy.

Under ERL’s plans, Miller’s Homestead will be a place for people to gather – full of ‘exhibitions, community and cultural events, arts partnerships, children’s programs, creative writing and literature events, heritage literature collections, genealogy services, and gardening and sustainability activities.’

On 11th October, Knox Council’s Strategic Planning Committee voted to accept Eastern Regional Libraries’ proposal for the homestead. The decision has been welcomed by the community and marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter.

Councillor Jude Dwight for Chandler Ward commented, ‘ERL is well-positioned to make the most of this amazing opportunity as our community longs for a return to some kind of normal.’

Mayor Lisa Cooper said, ‘Miller’s Homestead is a much-loved feature of Boronia’s history and we know it holds great significance for our community. Eastern Regional Libraries will help activate this space so people of all ages can discover and enjoy fantastic programs in a beautiful and historic setting.’

You can read more about the homestead’s history at the Ferntree Gully News website. Stay tuned!

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